Police Join Vermont Dairy Farmers to Support Positive Community Interactions
Warm weather means many things, but most importantly it means creemees! Interested in a free creemee? This summer, it’s possible if you happen to get a “creemee ticket” from certain police departments. This creemee season, the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture are teaming up to sponsor a pilot program called “Creemee From A Cop”.
- When: 3:15pm / Thursday May 17th
- Where: Pavilion Arch at Veterans Park in South Burlington (aka Dorset Park) in front of Cairns Recreation Arena
- Secretary Anson Tebbetts
- Law Enforcement Representatives from participating agencies
- Vendor Representatives
- Kids from the South Burlington “School’s Out” program
- Local farmers representing dairy co-ops.
The mission of this program is to promote Vermont dairy through positive interactions of Vermont law enforcement and members of their community. Wear a bike helmet? Cross the street at a crosswalk? Help someone carry their groceries? Who knows, if a cop sees this happen in Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski or Barre this summer, they may hand you a coupon good for one free creemee at a shop in those towns. The coupons represent an opportunity for police officers and community members to interact outside of law enforcement activities. This year is the program’s initial test pilot limited to those towns. The goal is to bring the program statewide next year.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts commented, “Now is a very important time to support our dairy farmers by enjoying as much dairy as you can. Dairy farmers want to help promote safe, healthy and positive communities, and creemees can do that….especially maple creemees!”
The event will feature vanilla, chocolate and maple creemees donated by Al’s French Fries, one of this year’s participating vendors.
Visit http://agriculture.vermont.gov/Creemee%20From%20A%20Cop for participating vendor locations and program information.